As your business grows, so do your technology needs. You may have more staff, more programs to run, or more locations. Each of these circumstances may indicate that you are ready for a centralized server. Let’s take a look at the benefits of having your own server in your office.
Note: if you do substantial computing at home, a server might be just the thing you need, too.
What is a server?
A server is a single, dedicated computer that acts as a centralized hub of information. A server connects all of the computers, mobile devices and accessories in a network and allows them to share data and usage.
Servers allow you to do all of the following:
• share fax machines and printers
• share an Internet connection
• backup your information to protect against
• control sensitive information in a secure place
• allow users to access data from multiple
Software solutions can also allow you to access your business data whether you are in the office or on the road.
Who needs a server?
Not everyone needs a server, but more and more businesses are finding out that the significant cost-savings (and ease-of-use) that servers bring are hard to pass up. Here are a few signs that you might be ready for a centralized, onsite server.
You have multiple computers in your office, including laptops. If you have more than two computers running independently, it might be time for an upgrade.
You need increased security. A centralized server can protect your important data in a secure location that can only be accessed by authorized users.
You need a reliable backup system. You can automatically back up information stored on each computer in one safe place.
You need a centralized location to store and retrieve data. Servers allow you to store your data in a way that can be accessed by multiple users — whether local or remote.
You want to host your own website. As your website grows, you may find that hosting your own images, data and email can save you on monthly hosting fees.
Whatever the reason, a server is a great opportunity for you to streamline and consolidate your business. Give the Computer Guys USA a call at (928)468-0000 for a free consultation. We’ll help you set up, troubleshoot or maintain a server for your home or business. Are you ready?
Daniel Taft is the senior network administrator and member/owner of Computer Problem Specialists, LLC and CEO of “The Computer Guys USA, Inc” with a degree in applied computer science. His career spans more than 20 years.